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|Feb-16-08|| ||BIDMONFA: Sebastien Feller|
|Oct-29-08|| ||Xeroxx: For he's a jolly good Feller...|
|Oct-27-09|| ||Valmy: Huge performance at European team championship.|
|Oct-27-09|| ||Babar47: yes indeed. very strong right now. 5/6 and third highest rating so far.|
|Jul-13-10|| ||Tabanus: GM Sebastien Feller, France, born 11 March 1991. Now rated 2611, http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...|
IM in 2007, GM in 2007. ICC: GodSebFeller
French Junior champion 2007. European U16 vice champion 2007. Played as 1st reserve in the European Team Ch 2009 (Novi Sad, +4 =4 -1). French Blitz champion 2010.
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A... (in French)
http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A... (in Polish)
Winner of the Paris championship July 2010:
|Jul-31-10|| ||Tabanus: 4th place in Biel Masters (Switzerland) 17-30 July 2010:|
|Sep-30-10|| ||laskersteinitz: This guy is tearing it up at the Olympiad, giving France a pretty substantial number of clutch wins on board 4.|
|Oct-03-10|| ||laskersteinitz: Board 5 gold medal at the Olympiad, with 6/9 and a 2708 rating performance against 2583 average opposition.|
|Jan-22-11|| ||stanleys: Shocking news: The French Federation accuses the GMs Feller,Hauchard and IM Marzolo of cheating during the Olympiad!|
|Jan-22-11|| ||laskersteinitz: The French chess federation must have really good cause for denouncing one of their best players. It's a real shame for Feller...but the chess community needs to do everything it can to make sure cheating doesn't happen in our sport.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||Eastfrisian: That is not good for chess.|
|Jan-23-11|| ||BobCrisp: For he's a jolly bad Feller...|
|Jan-24-11|| ||Maatalkko: http://gambit.blogs.nytimes.com/201...|
Feller goes political and tries to summon Kirsan for help. I think none will believe him.
|Jan-24-11|| ||unsound: When we have no evidence right now beyond two contradictory statements, why would we have formed a definite opinion either way?|
|Jan-24-11|| ||Akavall: It is up to the French chess federation to provide evidence against him.|
It's also strange that those accusations come up so long after the Olympiad.
|Jan-24-11|| ||supertimchan: The French federation has no evidence against him.|
|Jan-24-11|| ||Maatalkko: Well I am very much more inclined to trust the FCF than Feller, especially since his denial is such a puerile and obvious appeal to a politics-based "I was framed" defense. He may be 2600 at chess but he is about 1400 at lying. I have no intimate knowledge of the French Federation (does anyone?), but I cannot them making such an accusation without irrefutable proof. It goes well beyond a mere stunt - this would be libel.|
And yes we do have evidence - his games and result. His 6/9 result was better than expected, and as <laskersteinitz> noticed at the time, he was achieving "clutch" wins for the team. Leo Battesti hinted (http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...) that advice was given only in certain crucial positions. If the times per move are also recorded somewhere, the game can be studied and Feller would be hard-pressed to explain why, after a pause of X minutes, he was able to come up with Rybka's first choice every time. Feller seems to be a real grandmaster - unlike a joker like Umakant Sharma - he was doubtless able to play a real game and call up the comp at strategic moments. Very hard to catch or prove - looks the same as very accurate chess - but if his general computer agreement ratio is 75% and he was at 100% in the alleged key moments that's solid public evidence.
This is an interesting puzzle - look at the Olympiad games and try to spot it. I don't have time to do so right now, but if anyone else does I'm sure other inquiring minds want to know!
|Jan-24-11|| ||Raisin Death Ray: Sad to hear about the death of his father, Bob. :)|
|Jan-24-11|| ||Shams: <But if his general computer agreement ratio is 75% and he was at 100% in the alleged key moments that's solid public evidence.>|
If we had a large number of data points, and everyone were in agreement (before looking at any comp analysis) about which moments were in fact "key"-- then yes, that's evidence of some weight. But I doubt we have either.
I'd be surprised if the FCF is just acting on statistical evidence here. Somebody has given damning information about Feller to them is my guess.
|Jan-24-11|| ||alexmagnus: <Very hard to catch or prove - looks the same as very accurate chess - but if his general computer agreement ratio is 75% and he was at 100% in the alleged key moments that's solid public evidence.>|
The ratio in question depends on the engine... Thing is, his TPR of 2708 was not something "out of this world", just 49 points above his rating at that point... But I hope they present their evidence.
|Jan-24-11|| ||Shams: <Raisin Death Ray> The worst part is when his father, "Old Feller", contracted Rabies and had to be shot.|
|Jan-24-11|| ||Akavall: <Maatalkko><And yes we do have evidence - his games and result. His 6/9 result was better than expected, and as <laskersteinitz> noticed at the time, he was achieving "clutch" wins for the team.>|
This is not very convincing evidence. In any event there are players who perform better than expected. You can't really suspect anyone of cheating on that alone, can you? Was Nakamura cheating in the first half of Tata Steel?
And for clutch wins, aren't many wins in a team competition clutch wins, since most matches are close?
I don't know whether Feller cheated or not, and I agree that even if he did, it would be hard to catch him. But so far FCF are making a cheating accusation without providing any supporting evidence. I am not a big fan that.
|Jan-24-11|| ||Shams: <In any event there are players who perform better than expected.>|
Indeed, that fact is itself "expected".
|Jan-24-11|| ||TheFocus: Well, I don't know bout cheating, but those Frenchies are thieves!!|
I invented an opening I called <TheFocus>'s One Step Defense. It is 1...e6 against 1. e4, because everyone else was playing 1...e5. But every chess magazine or book I open, I see <French Defense>. For crying out loud!
The French don't know anything about defense, unless defense can be described as <putting your hands up and surrendering every time the Huns came beating on the door>. Well, get this Frogs! America ain't coming to rescue you this time. Twice was enough.
Dirty stinking thieves! Give me back my opening innovation!
Anyone who would steal an opening from a man would eat frogs and snails!
|Jan-24-11|| ||gazzawhite: <supertimchan: The French federation has no evidence against him.>|
How do you know?
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